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OlrikApr. 29, 2013 - 02:53PM JST
"Right now the U.S. national defence force is lower than it was during WW2, and their nearest neighbour, Canada, has more troops and equipment on hand than the entire U.S."
I'm not saying you are incorrect, but could you please give a reference for this? The Conservative government in Canada has been quietly sinking a lot of resources into the military, and we pulled above our weight is Afghanistan. This could have something about the "tooth to tail" ratio in the US military. Just the other day in Toronto there was a huge military parade in Toronto commemorating the 200th anniversity of the defeat of American forces invading Canada at the Battle of York during the War of 1812 and HRH Prince Philip was officiating. Some Canadians are concerned that if things really fall apart down south we will have to actively defend our borders again...
Posted in: America's decline is a myth
OlrikSep. 18, 2012 - 12:10PM JST
Why do they wear such a hodge-podge of fatigue uniforms?
Posted in: Defense talk
OlrikSep. 15, 2012 - 03:41PM JST
Yes, I agree the passive, non-violent course is the way to go. Japan should also follow this course where their presence is unwanted...
Posted in: U.S. powerless to act against anti-Islam inciters
OlrikSep. 15, 2012 - 02:28PM JST
Yes, the US is certainly powerless these days. Makes you wonder if they would really help Japan if push comes to shove?
OlrikSep. 15, 2012 - 02:26PM JST
Great news! The two pacifist ex-Axis powers helping each other to become even more weak. Will Japan follow Germany's lead next to allow large numbers of moslems to colonize it?
Posted in: Germany ready to help Japan on nuclear exit
OlrikSep. 15, 2012 - 02:19PM JST
Ha, ha, ha - look him go! (But seriously, what happened to the great pole dancing photo?)
Posted in: Fired up
OlrikAug. 24, 2012 - 11:59AM JST
Perhaps he could have stopped and talked with her for awhile, find out why she's such a big fan, and give her an autograph?
Posted in: Gymnastics gold medalist Uchimura spooked by 'stalker'
OlrikAug. 24, 2012 - 11:53AM JST
Gee, that commercial really makes me determined to never, under any circumstances, to buy one of their cars...
Posted in: Toyota Japan’s sexy new topless ad featuring transgender model shocks viewers
OlrikAug. 22, 2012 - 01:25PM JST
Those two helicopters are about to mate, dragonfly style...
Posted in: Showing what they can do
OlrikJun. 07, 2012 - 02:20PM JST
Posted in: AKB48 No. 1
OlrikJun. 04, 2012 - 06:49AM JST
I like her a lot!
Posted in: Fighting spirit
OlrikJun. 02, 2012 - 04:15PM JST
By 2020 most of the American naval fleet will be comprised of the USS Minnow...
Posted in: U.S. to shift most of its naval fleet to Pacific by 2020
OlrikMay. 29, 2012 - 06:50AM JST
Coq au vin?
Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners
OlrikMay. 26, 2012 - 12:25PM JST
I understand cannibalism has a long history in Japan; of particular note was when the Imperial Japanese Army was running out of supplies on mainland China and various Pacific islands where they regularly cooked up civilians and POWs and had written orders from their superiors to do so...
OlrikMay. 22, 2012 - 05:09AM JST
Do they have a special aircaft like the US President's Airforce One?
Posted in: Emperor, empress return from Britain
OlrikMay. 19, 2012 - 04:19PM JST
Yeah, they wouldn't stand for that at Subic Bay, back in the day...
Posted in: Lady Gaga warned to tone down Philippine show
OlrikMay. 19, 2012 - 04:17PM JST
"Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto".
Posted in: Ready for lunch
OlrikMay. 18, 2012 - 11:39AM JST
Alternatively, seeing he's doing so swell, they could let a few more go and start a little colony...
Posted in: Attempt to capture escaped Humboldt penguin unsuccessful
OlrikMay. 18, 2012 - 11:33AM JST
Why is this issue of such importance around the world? Aren't there many more important economic, political and security challenges? However, this seems to be the only issue Western politicians will take a firm, fighting stand on, and increasingly this HAS to be pro-gay or the politician will be crucified by the media, which I guess has many gays in it...
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
OlrikMay. 17, 2012 - 08:16AM JST
@Olrik, Michiko is the Empress not a Princess. And the article says she went as well.
Oops, meant Princess Masako...
Posted in: Emperor, empress leave for UK to attend queen's diamond jubilee
May. 26, 2013 - 07:25AM JST
"Cancellation" has two 'l's
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
May. 26, 2013 - 07:18AM JST
Man, I do not buy this testimony at all. I think the old man was bought.…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 26, 2013 - 07:11AM JST
We don't want you apology. We want you to shut your pie hole.
Posted in: Hashimoto to apologize to U.S. at Monday's news conference
May. 26, 2013 - 07:07AM JST
shaking my head *
Posted in: French soldier stabbed in throat in Paris
May. 26, 2013 - 07:05AM JST
Revision: I see in another article that the above lab was the Hadron Experimental Facility at…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab